This heirloom crochet fair isle Chrstmas stocking pattern will be a family favorite for years to come. Make one for your own family or give as a gift this holiday season.

This festive fair isle crochet Christmas stocking will be treasured for years to come. A basic crochet stocking pattern is dressed up with a fun Fair Isle diamond design.

I’ve been saying for years that I was going to make Christmas stockings for my family but just never have. I thought they would take long to make (the don’t) or be hard (spoiler alert, they aren’t).

This year, inspiration struck and I came up with this super versatile easy base pattern that you can customize with stripes, color blocks or the included fair isle design.

Construction

This stocking is worked in rounds from the toe up. The toe gets its shaping much as we do shaping on a top-down hat. Then we move on to the leg stitching. This portion and the leg are worked in back loop single crochet.

Then we make the heel. For this section, we change from working in rounds to doing rows. This is probably the most tricky part of the pattern but I have a step-by-step video walking you through it.

After the heel comes the leg. This is where the fair isle crochet comes into play.

After the leg, we will add our textured cuff and a hanger.

Fair Isle Crochet

Fair Isle Crochet is a technique that uses multiple colors per row/round to create a picture or pattern.

There are many ways to do Fair Isle crochet but for this pattern, we are using the single crochet stitch worked in the back loop. All of this is also explained in the video tutorial for this pattern.

The chart for this pattern is located below. Each square on the chart represents a color (color A or B) and a back loop single crochet stitch. Since we are working in the round, you will read each row of the chart from right to left.

For example in this first rnd of the Diamond Chart, we will make 1 stitch using color B, and then 2 in color A. Since we are starting the round with a new color, we need to change color on the join. Using color B, insert your hook into the stitch and pull up a loop but do not yarn over and finish your single crochet. Instead, drape your next color (Color A) over your hook and use that to finish your stitch. All this is shown in the video tutorial too!

If you prefer to have round by round written instructions for the charted portion of this pattern, you can find that in the ad-free PDF available in my shop.

Yarn Floats

Leave your unworked yarn at the back of your work and pick up/drop as the pattern says. These are called “floats”. Don’t go more than 3 stitches without “trapping” your float.

Insert hook as indicated into stitch. Drape unworked color over hook, complete single crochet using working color as normal.

Be sure to not leave your floats too loose or they will snag or too tight that it puckers your design.

Looking for another stocking to go with this one? Check out the Nordic Snowflake Stocking Pattern! It uses the same basic stocking as this one with a different fair isle design.

Materials and Pattern Information

  • 200yds Red Heart Super Saver Yarn or similar in 2 colors
  • 5.5mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle

Gauge: 7 sts x 7 rnd blo sc = 2 in

Finished Size: 18 in from top to toe

Abbreviations

  • Ch(s): chain(s)
  • St(s): stitch(es)
  • Sl St: slip stitch
  • Hdc: half double crochet
  • Sc: single crochet
  • BLO: back loop only
  • FLO: front loop only
  • Sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together, creates a decrease

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Pattern Notes

Here is the video tutorial for this pattern

Toe, foot and leg are worked in joined rounds.

Heel is worked in rows

Ch 1 does not count as a stitch

Join each round to top of 1st stitch with sl st

Watch gauge on colorwork sections, I needed to go up a hook size to 6mm

Watch the video tutorial for this pattern here!

Click Here to Download the Dancing Diamonds Fair Isle Chart

This heirloom crochet fair isle Christmas stocking pattern will be a family favorite for years to come. Make one for your own family or give as a gift this holiday season.

Basic Stocking Instructions

Toe

Rnd 1: Using Color B, ch 4 and join to form ring, ch 1, 8 hdc in ring. Join (8)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same st as ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around. Join (16)

Rnd 3: ch 1, 2 hdc in same st as ch 1, *hdc, 2 hdc, repeat from * around. Hdc in last. Join. (24)

Rnd 4: ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and in each st around. Join (24)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same st as ch 1, *hdc 2, 2 hdc, repeat from * around. Hdc in last 2. Join (32)

Rnd 6: ch 1, 2 hdc in same st as ch 1, *hdc 3, 2 hdc, repeat from * around. Hdc in last 3. Join. (40)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and in each st around. Join (40)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same st as ch1, *hdc 4, 2 hdc, repeat from * around. Hdc in last 4. Join. (48)

Foot

Change to Color A

Rnd 8-23: Ch 1, working in BLO, sc in same st as ch 1 and in each st around. Join

Heel

The video tutorial is very helpful for the heel portion of this pattern. The heel starts at 13:12

The heel is worked in short rows. You’ll be working in turned rows now instead of rounds. We are going to make a pyramid shape (well a ziggurat if we are getting specific) by decreasing at the start and end of the first 7 rows. Then we are going to go back and pick up the stitches we decreased until we have 24 stitches again.

Row 1: Join Color B 12 sts to right of join — Be sure you are not counting the joining slip stitch as a stitch — Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in next 23. Turn. (24)

Row 2: Ch 1, skip st at base of ch 1, sc 22. Skip last st. Turn (22)

Row 3: Ch 1, skip st at base of ch 1, sc 20. Skip last st. Turn (20)

Row 4: Ch 1, skip st at base of ch 1, sc 18. Skip last st. Turn (18)

Row 5: Ch 1, skip st at base of ch 1, sc 16. Skip last st. Turn (16)

Row 6: Ch 1, skip st at base of ch 1, sc 14. Skip last st. Turn (14)

Row 7: Ch 1, skip st at base of ch 1, sc 12. Skip last st. Turn (12)

You should have a shape that looks like this:

This is where it starts to feel a little tricky, but you can do it!

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc 11, sc in row end (A in photo), sc in skipped stitch (A in photo), sl st in row end. (B in photo)Turn. (14 sc)

Row 9: Ch1, skip sl st, sc 14, sc in row end, sc in skipped stitch, sl st in row end. Turn. (16 sc)

Row 10: Ch1, skip sl st, sc 16, sc in row end, sc in skipped stitch, sl st in row end. Turn. (18 sc)

Row 11: Ch1, skip sl st, sc 18, sc in row end, sc in skipped stitch, sl st in row end. Turn. (20 sc)

Row 12: Ch1, skip sl st, sc 20, sc in row end, sc in skipped stitch, sl st in to same st as 1st sc from row 1. Turn. (22 sc)

Row 13: Ch1, skip sl st, sc 22, sc in row end, sc in skipped stitch, sl st in to same st as last sc from row 1. Turn. (24 sc)

Row 14: Ch1, skip sl st, sc 24, sc in row end, sc in skipped stitch, sl st in to same st as 1st sc from row 1. Finish off. (24 sc)

HINT: now is a good time to weave in your ends for the toe, foot and heel.

Leg

You will be working in joined rounds again

Start fair leg design on round 5.

Rnd 1: Hold your stocking so you are looking at the underside of the foot (you should be able to see the seam). On the heel count either 12 stitches to the center from the left or 13 stitches to the center from the right and mark it.

Using Color A, join yarn in marked st, ch 1, working in BLO, sc 12. Sc2tog through both loops starting in edge of heel and ending in next leg st (see above photo)

BLO sc in next 22. Sc2tog through both loops starting in next st and edge of heel (see photo above). Working in BLO, sc 12. Join. (48 sts)

Rnd 2-4: Ch 1, working in BLO, sc in same st as ch 1 and in each st around. Join

Rnd 5-25: Work fair isle design. Ch 1, working in BLO, sc in same st as ch 1 and in each st around. Join.

Rnd 26-27: Ch 1, working in BLO, sc in same st as ch 1 and in each st around. Join

Cuff

Rnd 28: Change to Color B, Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and in each st across. Join

Rnd 29: Ch 1, working in 3rd loop, hdc in same st as ch 1 and in each st across. Join.

Rnd 30: Ch 1, working in in BLO hdc in same st as ch 1, *FLO Hdc in next, BLO Hdc in next, repeat from * around. FLO hdc in last. Join

Rnd 31: Ch 1, working in in FLO hdc in same st as ch 1, *BLO Hdc in next, FLO Hdc in next, repeat from * around. BLO hdc in last. Join

Rnd 32: as rnd 30

Rnd 32: as rnd 31

Finish off and weave in ends.

Hanger

Row 1: Using B & leaving a long tail, ch 26. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. (25)

Row 2: Ch 1, sl st in same st as ch 1 and in each st across. Turn. (25)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and in each st across. Finish off leaving a long tail.

Do not weave in ends.

Fold hanger in half and sew to inside of stocking near the bottom of the cuff using yarn tails.

Weave in ends.

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One Comment

  1. Hi,
    Do you have a video of just the Dancing Diamond pattern? I’m fairly experienced at crocheting but for some reason I can’t figure the fair isle pattern out. I’ve tried it several times and can’t get it to look like yours ☹️

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